NEWS & EVENTS
Week of August 30 , 2019
In Roxbury Township Public Schools, our students and schools are involved with more than just academics. They are active members of the community who give their time and efforts to important causes. Check out all the upcoming events happening throughout Roxbury in the coming weeks.
ROXBURY SCHOOLS IN THE NEWS

Roxbury we want to hear from you! We're always looking for great stories of things happening in the Roxbury Schools and around town that involve our students, staff, and families! And now we've made it even easier to submit your content! Stories, high quality pictures, and even videos can be submitted here or by emailing goodnews@roxbury.orgPlease remember to include first and last names of individuals pictured!


School Starts Next Week!
Just a reminder, the first day of school for STAFF is Tuesday, September 3rd and STUDENTS start Thursday, September 5th. Can't wait to see everyone back for another great year!

As the school year gets underway, we want to see photos of your child's first day at  #AtTheRox1stDay2019. Share them with us via  TwitterFacebook, or  email, and be sure to include their first and last names! Maybe you'll see your child on our website or in future newsletters! 

Parents, in case you haven't checked it out yet, the Back-to-School packets for each school can be found online  here!

STRATEGIC PLAN: Invitation to help Roxbury Schools prepare for the future
Roxbury Township Public Schools begins its new school year planning to "prepare the children of today for tomorrow" with the beginning of its strategic planning process. 
 
The Roxbury Board of Education will spend the next few months with more than a dozen parents, students, educators, community leaders, entrepreneurs, township officials, local nonprofits, and other Roxbury representatives as part of the strategic planning process. The developed strategic plan should reflect the partnership between the community and the school district and community participation is imperative to make this process a success.
 
Community members and organizations are invited to attend the Strategic Planning meetings on the following dates:
  • Monday, September 16th at the Board of Education meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Lincoln/Roosevelt School (34 North Hillside Avenue, Succasunna, NJ)
  • Wednesday, September 25th at Roxbury High School at 6:30 p.m. in the media center.
  • Monday, October 14th at the Board of Education meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Lincoln/Roosevelt School (34 North Hillside Avenue, Succasunna, NJ) 
Please help us better prepare for this event by RSVPing via our online survey at www.roxbury.org/StratPlanRSVP . Click here to read more about the Strategic Plan and the Portrait of a Graduate on our website under "In the News".

Roxbury Schools Announce Back-to-School Nights and Ribbon Cutting
The Roxbury Township Public Schools (Morris County) will welcome parents and guardians into the district's seven schools during scheduled back-to-school nights to open the 2019/2020 school year.

The evening sessions offer families the opportunity to make personal connections with teachers and administrators, learn about new initiatives and programming, discuss goals and learning strategies as well as hear about important dates. 

Roxbury Township Schools will open to staff on Tuesday, September 3rd with two in-service days. Students' school year begins Thursday, September 5th. 

This year's back-to-school nights are as follows:
  • Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Jefferson Elementary School (35 Cornhollow Road, Succasunna, NJ)
    • Kennedy Elementary School (20 Pleasant Hill Road, Succasunna, NJ)
  • Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Franklin Elementary School (8 Meeker Street, Succasunna, NJ)
  • Thursday, September 19 at 6:00 p.m. 
    • Roxbury High School (1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ)
  • Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Eisenhower Middle School (47 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ)
  • Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Lincoln/Roosevelt School (34 North Hillside Avenue, Succasunna, NJ)
Ribbon Cutting at RHS Back-to-School Night
Roxbury High School's back-to-school night will kick off at 6:00 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate and acknowledge the culmination of the reimagining of the 2500 square feet of space at Roxbury High School for its Structural Fabrication and Design program and new Robotics classroom.  In addition, the community will hear about other exciting programmatic advancements. Please check the district website for additional details as the date draws closer. Click here to read this information on our website under "In the News".

'Olde Suckasunny Day' Family-Fun celebration is Saturday, September 7th
Hoping and praying for good weather, organizers are set to launch the 32nd annual "Olde Suckasunny Day" event, all along Main Street, Succasunna, on Saturday, September 7th.

The decades-long old fashioned street fair is again being co-sponsored by the Roxbury Township Public Library, the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna and the Succasunna United Methodist Church. Activities and celebrations will be happening at all three adjacent locations.  Olde Suckasunny Day events this year will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stop by the Roxbury Schools Booth #8 at the Roxbury Library and find out more information about Roxbury Schools, district initiatives, and upcoming programs and events!

 Click here to read more about this event from the Roxbury Register.
RHS Athletic Events Calendar
Click here for the most up-to-date calendar of Roxbury High School sporting events.

RHS Performing Arts Calendar
Click here for the major events in performing arts here in Roxbury!

Roxbury Collects  Box Tops for Education
Roxbury Township Public Schools are continuously collecting "Box Tops for Education" at our K-8 schools.  This is an easy, practically effortless way to raise funds for our schools by purchasing items you buy all the time.  Clipped box tops can be sent to any of our K-8 schools district-wide. School addresses can be found on our website at www.roxbury.org .

Check out the Virtual Backpack!
Here we will feature events of organizations, clubs, and teams throughout our communities that serve to enrich the lives of our students.  Announcements, upcoming events, documents and forms that were previously sent home via backpacks will now be included in the Virtual Backpack. (On occasion, some paper forms, and flyers and other important information, will come home with your student or be sent to you directly via email.)  This page is updated as flyers are received. Check the backpack!

Check Your Honeywell Settings!
Don't wait until severe weather hits to check your settings! You may want to change your time settings from Midnight to Midnight and have more than one way of being contacted...i.e., phone call/text message and/or email! This way if the phone lines are down/circuits are busy, etc., you are covered! Log into your Honeywell account here. Click here for parent instructions on creating an account.
Roxbury Alumni In the News

Roxbury Alumni Association -- Get Involved!
The Roxbury Alumni Association was established in the early 1900s and formally incorporated in 1968. Every year the Alumni Association provides a scholarship to a graduating senior. The association also purchases a Echo yearbook and donates it to the Roxbury Township Library for its archive.  Membership is only $10 and with your gift, you directly support the ability for the Alumni Association to continue giving a RHS grad a scholarship. You are also supporting the association as it develops new programs and events for you to enjoy.  Looking to get involved? The Roxbury Alumni Association is looking to expand its current board of directors. They are looking for energetic alumni interested in getting involved with the Association and to add new members to its board. Interested individuals should reach out to Mr. Charlie Alpaugh the president of the association at 973-584-8805.

RHS Alumni Reunion Calendar
Are you planning a class reunion or get together or do you have a reunion coming up and want to see if anything is planned? Then click here to check out the Roxbury High School Reunion Calendar!


Find Us on Facebook too at "Roxbury High School Alumni Association"

Roxbury Employment Opportunities

Roxbury Schools 
To view all available employment opportunities for Roxbury Township Public Schools and to apply online,  visit www.roxbury.org/employment .

Roxbury Township
To view all available employment opportunities for Roxbury Township, visit  http://roxburynj.us/301/Township-Employment-Information.

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Mondays:
09/03/2019 - Special
09/16/2019 - Regular
10/14/2019 - Regular
11/18/2019 - Regular
12/16/2019 - Regular
1/6/2020 - Reorganization

Location:  
Lincoln/Roosevelt Auditorium, 34 N. Hillside Ave., Succasunna, NJ (unless indicated otherwise)

Time:
7:30 p.m. (unless indicated otherwise)

View the Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Minutes here!

ROXBURY COMMUNITY SCHOOL UPCOMING PROGRAMS/EVENTS
Register Now!

Registrations are still being accepted for the Roxbury Community School Preschool for the 2019/2020 school year!
For more information about our high-quality program and to register for the Roxbury Community School Preschool, please visit  www.roxbury.org/preschool

The Roxbury Community School Preschool is a tuition-based program open to children ages 3-5 as of October 1st and runs congruently with the district calendar and is open to non-Roxbury residents as well!

Want to check us out! Email  comschool@roxbury.org to set up a tour!
Roxbury Community School - College Prep
The Roxbury Community School is dedicated to helping students prepare for college through a few different avenues.

The Roxbury Community School has also partnered with Catalyst Prep, Kaplan SAT/ACT Prep and Lentz & Lentz SAT/ACT Prep to empower students to excel on standardized tests like the SAT's and ACT's.

Continuing this year, the Community School has also teamed up with My 3 Sons Family Tutoring for ACT and SAT Preparation. Registrations are now being accepted for fall programs! 

Click here to see what upcoming college prep programs are offered!

Roxbury Community School - Adult Programs
At the Roxbury Community School we understand adults of all ages are busy with kids, work, and life in general. Sometimes though you need to just do something for yourself.  That's where we come in! We offer evening and weekend programs and workshops geared towards adults that help to enrich your mind and body.  Join us for these fun-filled and informative programs! These programs are all open to Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents!

Here's what's coming up:
Roxbury Community School - Kids Corner
The Roxbury Community School offers courses and workshops year-round for children of all ages. Children need to be registered in the school's they attend for the after-school programs. Evening and weekend programs are open to Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents.

Here's what's coming up after-school:
Here's what's coming up open to Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents:
Roxbury Community School - Radio City Bus Trip to NYC
Every year the Community School takes a bus into New York City to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  There is no better way to ring in the holiday spirit than a visit to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular while leaving the driving into Manhattan to someone else. Enjoy prime seating and have a chance to take a picture with Santa!
 
Trip Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Departure from Roxbury High School Parking Lot: 12:30 p.m. 
Return to Roxbury High School Parking Lot: approximately 8:00 p.m. 
Show Time: 5:00 p.m.  

Cost: $104/per person (Includes Show Ticket and Bus Transportation. Bus has bathroom on board and luxury seating) 
 
Discount Opportunities: (documentation may be requested)
- Roxbury School District Employee - Ticket Price is $99 per person ($5 off per ticket) 
- Senior Citizen Discount (65 +) -  Ticket Price is $99 per person ($5 off per ticket) 
 
Click here  to reserve your tickets now!
Roxbury Community School - Ski Club 2019/2020

Roxbury Ski and Snowboard Club (Grades 5-12)
Register now for this year's Ski and Snowboard Club for grades 5-12. Grades 5-8 go for six Fridays after school to Shawnee Mountain. Grades 9-12 go for five Fridays to Camelback Mountain after school. Once registration form and payment are received, club codes will be shared. Register now at www.roxbury.org/Ski .
 
RCS Club Perks to Share
Skiing and/or snowboarding are lifetime sports and the Roxbury Community School wants to provide our families and the surrounding communities the opportunity to ski and/or snowboard at local mountain resorts. Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents can advantage of this great opportunity! Transportation is on your own. Ski packages will be purchased directly from the respective mountains.  This winter Roxbury Community School is sponsoring a reasonably priced Family & Friends Skiing/Snowboarding program at Shawnee Mountain located in Shawnee-on-the-Delaware, PA and/or at Camelback Mountain in the Poconos, both a convenient drive from Roxbury. Cost is $5 per person to the Community School. Once registration form and payment are received, club codes will be shared. Register now at www.roxbury.org/Ski .

AROUND TOWN
Information from Roxbury Township and Local Organizations
Keep up-to-date with everything going on in Roxbury Township. Click here for township information.

Click here for the latest edition of the Township's Monthly What's Happening E-Newsletter filled with upcoming district, township, and recreation events for all ages!

'Adopt a Road' in Roxbury
Help Roxbury's Clean Communities keep Roxbury Township clean with it's comprehensive litter abatement program. 

Roxbury's Adopt-a-Road and Adopt-a-Spot programs are looking for individuals, school groups, churches, or businesses willing to donate some time to continue to keep this township trash and litter free.

Click here for more information regarding Roxbury Clean Communities!
Roxbury's Self-Serve Portal 24/7
Roxbury continues to deliver innovative customer service with their self-serve online portal called 24/7 Rox. You can keep up-to-date with all the exciting news in Roxbury Township. On any day at any time, you can query property information, search and track your permit schedule a building inspection, receive status updates, file a service request, or research any property in town. Roxbury Township is open 24/7! 24/7 Rox is accessible here and via the mobile app, Connected Roxbury NJ.
Roxbury Emergency Alert Program
Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for Roxbury's Emergency Alert Program. This system enables Roxbury to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. 

Click here to sign up now for these time-sensitive notifications.
Community Bulletin Board and News

Buy-A-Brick Campaign to Help Improve Main Street
Roxbury Township's Main Street Committee invites you to help support their fundraising efforts to continue the beautification of Main St. in Succasunna. Memorial/honorary engraved bricks are still available for sale. The bricks are installed in the courtyard surrounding the Victorian Clock by the Gazebo at the Library.  Remember a loved one. Honor your family's name on historic Main Street. Salute your graduate!   Click here for more information and the order form or contact Michele O'Halloran at Town Hall  973-448-2002  or  ohalloranm@roxburynj.us

Roxbury & Mt Arlington Recreation Upcoming Programs & Events!
Roxbury Recreation
The Recreation Department at Roxbury Township is proud to offer programs for residents of all ages. Here in Roxbury there are an abundant number of youth sports and activities, a lake complex which provides for summer beach fun, beautiful parks, immaculate athletic fields, playgrounds for the little ones and trails for the adventurous.

Click here to visit Roxbury Recreation's website for upcoming sports, activities, and information!
Mount Arlington Recreation
Mt Arlington Rec is a group of volunteers appointed by the Mayor with the goal to coordinate and administer the recreation needs of the Borough. They work together with community volunteers to offer quality recreational programs for the entire family. 

Click here to visit Mount Arlington Recreation's website for upcoming programs, events, and activities!
Roxbury Public Library Upcoming Programs & Events!

Click here   to view the Roxbury Library's upcoming Calendar of Events for adults and children.  Call the library at 973-584-2400 Ext. 501 or email  comments@roxburylibrary.org  for general info and information on registrations or appointments as necessary for some programs. 
  • Computer Classes - Registration required. Classes for Roxbury cardholders only. 
  • E-Resources - Learn how to download electronic books and magazines with an individualized ½ hour appointment. Appointments available Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Passports - Roxbury residents can now apply for their passports at the Roxbury Library. For more information and for what's needed click here.
Weekly Events  
Mondays, 2pm - Movie Matinees for all ages 
Tuesdays, 10:30am - Books for Babies for ages Infant - 2 
Tuesday, 2pm - Summer Crafts for ages 3 and up (REGISTRATION REQUIRED) 
Thursdays, 11am - Lego Club for all ages 
Fridays, 10:30am - Toddler Story Time for ages 3 ½ and under 
Fridays, 11:15am - Preschool Story Time for ages 3 ½ and up  

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